Edinburgh International Childrens Festival

Edinburgh International Children's Festival of performing arts for children and young people.

Edinburgh International Childrens Festival

About Edinburgh International Childrens Festival

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Our flagship festival is now called Edinburgh International Children’s Festival (formerly Imaginate Festival).

The Edinburgh International Children's Festival is Scotland's international festival of performing arts for children and young people.

Edinburgh - We are based in Edinburgh and contribute to the rich tapestry of arts and culture available throughtout the year. Our nine-day long celebration of theatre and dance for children offers over 90 performances in various venues across Edinburgh.

International - Our programme is truly international. Our Festival Director travels far and wide to select the most exciting and innovative performances available worlwide. This year, we will be presenting productions from 9 different countries including Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Wales, the Netherlands, Norway and Australia. The Festival has also established itself as one of the best places for programmers from all over the world to see young people’s work of the very highest standard and each year, we welcome over 200 delegates from leading venues such as Sydney Opera House, Southbank Centre or the New Victory in Broadway.

Children - Our programme offers a rich and diverse mix of productions specifically created for children and young people. We want more children in Scotland to experience work that is deeply engaging, innovative and inspiring. We believe that all children deserve the opportunity to develop their creativity, emotional intelligence and reach their true potential.

Upcoming Events at Edinburgh International Childrens Festival

Toddler Room

Toddler Room

27th May 2018 - 1st June 2018
Toddler Room is a beautiful dance show, a magical and sensory experience for the very young, full of wonder and special discoveries.
A Feast of Bones

A Feast of Bones

28th May 2018 - 29th May 2018
While a waitress sits polishing her knives, one cunning customer is about to be served a meal he will never forget. A musical fable about revenge.
Ogo

Ogo

28th May 2018 - 3rd June 2018
Three strangers have received an invitation to travel with Ogo. But Ogo never comes. This magical show is a wonderful tribute to creativity and imagination.
Baba Yaga

Baba Yaga

28th May 2018 - 3rd June 2018
Vaselina lives the quiet life but that changes when she is forced to confront a terrifying resident who plays music too loudly. An uproarious new take on an old Russian folktale.
Stick by Me

Stick by Me

28th May 2018 - 31st May 2018
Stick by Me is a quirky new show about friendship and play, and the importance of treasuring little things, that proves that being alone doesn’t mean being lonely.
Things to Wear

Things to Wear

29th May 2018 - 31st May 2018
Things to Wear is an ideal first experience of live theatre, full of humour and imagination for Ages 2-6.
We come from far, far away

We come from far, far away

29th May 2018 - 1st June 2018
Based on true stories, this show follows the difficult and amazing journey of two boys who travel alone from Aleppo, Syria to seek refuge in Oslo.
Loo

Loo

29th May 2018 - 31st May 2018
Loo is a hot, dry wind from Asia and this show uses evocative music, buried objects and stunning visual effects, to give its audience a first-hand experience of the destructive effect of this wind.
Gretel and Hansel

Gretel and Hansel

29th May 2018 - 30th May 2018
Seen through the eyes of Gretel, this show investigates sibling relationships, and the complexity of love and jealousy.
Mbuzeni

Mbuzeni

30th May 2018 - 31st May 2018
With singing, music, poetry and the tonal clicking language of Xhosa, Mbuzeni explores obsession in the lives of four young girls.
The Road That Wasn’t There

The Road That Wasn’t There

30th May 2018 - 1st June 2018
Combining puppetry and shadow play, this is a dark fable drawn from the twitchy edges of children’s literature.
Eddie and the Slumber Sisters

Eddie and the Slumber Sisters

30th May 2018 - 3rd June 2018
Eddie and the Slumber Sisters, by the award-winning Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, explores grieving through the eyes of a child with warm-heart, songs and humour.
Expedition Peter Pan

Expedition Peter Pan

1st June 2018 - 3rd June 2018
Expedition Peter Pan explores rediscovering the joys of play, shaking off the shackles of adulthood, and flying high with the king of make-believe.
Não Não

Não Não

2nd June 2018 - 3rd June 2018
Não Não is a tender and humorous performance made entirely out of mouldable clay, explores the sensory and messy escapades of young children.

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